The Gtx OR is a big deal

17/08/2016  |  Inside The PMCF |  Posted by: Ivy Cuervo

Our cancer surgeons, along with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, led the development of the Guided Therapeutics Operating Room (GTx OR), the largest and most technologically advanced research operating room in Canada.

  • Located within the existing Toronto General Hospital surgical hub for cost-effective support/integration
  • Equipped with image-based surgical navigation technologies (x-ray and optical navigation; visualization)
  • The first facility in the world that houses both a dual energy Siemens Definition FLASH CT scanner and a state-of-the-art robotic C-arm, the Siemens Artis Zeego  

What is the Guided Therapeutics Program (GTx)?

GTx is developing new image-guided technologies for advanced therapeutics in surgery, interventional radiology and radiation medicine. Some of the services include research, development and translation of advanced imaging and guidance technologies in therapeutic interventions, including surgery, radiation therapy and interventional radiology. The primary focus is on cancer interventions. Its mandate leans towards the creation and translation of new technologies and therapeutic techniques, with a strong emphasis on research.